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Choosing a Gift That Matches Your Goals

Summary

If your goal is to: Then you can: And your benefits are:
Make a quick and easy gift Simply write a check now An income tax deduction and immediate impact for us
Avoid tax on capital gains Contribute long-term appreciated stock or other securities A charitable deduction plus no capital gains tax.
Defer a gift until after your lifetime Put a bequest in your will (give us cash, specific property or a share of the residue) Donations that are fully exempt from estate tax
Make a large gift with little cost to yourself Contribute a life insurance policy you no longer need Current and possible future income tax deductions
Avoid the twofold taxation on IRA or other employee benefit plans Name us the beneficiary of the remainder of the assets after your lifetime The ability to leave your family other assets that carry less tax liability
Create a hedge against inflation over the long term Create a charitable remainder trust Variable income for life and tax benefits
Secure a fixed life income while avoiding market risks Create a charitable remainder annuity trust Tax benefits and, often, a boosted rate of return
Reduce gift an estate taxes on assets you pass to children or grandchildren Create a charitable lead trust that pays income to us for a specific term of years The estate tax benefits of a gift, but allowing your family to keep that property
Have a guaranteed, fixed return for your life Create a charitable gift annuity Immediate as well as deferred gift annuities for younger donors